NFL to require test before ejected fans can return: Report

People cheer during the New York Giants' Victory Parade on Feb. 7, 2012 in New York City. The...

People cheer during the New York Giants' Victory Parade on Feb. 7, 2012 in New York City. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP)

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The NFL reportedly will require fans ejected from stadiums to pass an online code-of-conduct test to be allowed to return for another game.

The program was developed by the NFL with the help of Los Angeles psychotherapist Dr. Ari Novick, according to the New York Post.

“We’re not trying to squash anyone’s passion,” said Novick, who specializes in anger management. “We’re just trying to say don’t be violent.”

Novick said the test requirements will depend on the venue with the focus on stopping fan violence at stadiums around the country.

About 25 fans are ejected from Jets and Giants games each year, said MetLife Stadium security chief Daniel DeLorenzi. He already has a rowdy-fan program, which includes a written test and a letter of apology.


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